By Lee Griffi
Angie Hallman has been a health and wellness business owner and practitioner for over 20 years in the township, and she is asking for constituents to elect her to another term as councillor. She is a lifelong resident of Wilmot Township and lives on a farm between rural Mannheim and New Dundee with her husband and our three children.
Hallman has served her community in the political realm for four years as a councillor, ten years on a parent council, and as the current chair. She also served on the Baden Boundary Review Committee for New Dundee Public School.
She says she’s ready for another term in Wilmot. “It’s been an honour serving the constituents and being your strong voice over the last four years, including the challenges brought on by the pandemic affecting each of us. I have made community safety, wellbeing and the environment part of every discussion, which has resulted in tangible benefits to the community.”
Hallman says embracing and being a champion for diversity in the forefront in her campaign. “Representation is critical in public facing roles. Children and youth need to see a path to belonging and happiness. All decisions need to consider the experiences of those in our community who have been disproportionately represented. We need to create a welcoming environment that celebrates diversity and Inclusion.”
As for the issues of the day, she says diversity is top of mind for her. “An important aspect of my platform is for Wilmot to continue to embrace diversity. I’m all in for inclusiveness. I am proud of what Wilmot council achieved and its commitment to develop equality for everybody. I will continue to give the best of myself to enhance this township and ensure transparent community engagement continues to grow and that your tax dollars are allocated for the best future and success of Wilmot Township. A strong voice fetches strong results, and I pledge to continue to work diligently and get improved results by following up on constituent issues.” She adds she will continue to advocate for action and solutions to the speeding issues in the community and promises to be a voice until a solution has been found. “I started the Community Safety and Crime Prevention Committee of Wilmot and LED stop signs for crossing guards.”
If she is re-elected, Hallman has a plan for her first 100 days in a council seat.” I will share what constituents have shared with me on their doorsteps with fellow councillors and township staff. I will review Wilmot’s documents with the community’s vision and comments in mind. This will guide my input into developing Wilmot Township’s Strategic Plan for the next four years.”